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Altab Ali, a young Bangladeshi man, was murdered on the 4th of May 1978 whilst walking home from work through East London in a racially motivated killing. He had been murdered by three teenagers who had chased him down Bricklane and stabbed him to death near Aldgate station. His murderers did not know him, and they did not care to know him, all they saw was the colour of his skin – brown.

There had been many racially motivated murders during this period however Altab Ali’s murder was the final straw for the Bangladeshi community living in London and had encouraged his friends and the local community to gather together and say enough is enough. Ten days later after his murder, on the 14th of May 1978, seven thousand people marched through London, carrying Altab Ali’s coffin, all the way down to 10 Downing Street. This had been a…

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